Trailer Spotlight: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2
The Hunger Games film adaptations have been an incredible topic of discussion since it’s first instalment released in 2012. Since the original we have had to wildly successful sequels that have helped inspire a young adult film craze spawning several other genre films. The first film in the series seemed to divide fans of the book, but still produced an overall critically successful outing. Then came Catching Fire, which turned the tide and seemed to please all the fans and critics alike. Most recently we had Mockingjay part 1, which split the source material book into two films. It certainly felt like one-half of a film and made everyone all too excited for the final film of the franchise.
We had our first poster released for Mockingjay part 2 a week ago, and now the wait for a trailer is finally over! We officially have our first trailer, and it gives us a look into what to expect.
Check out the trailer!
Here’s the synopsis:
“With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.”
While we do have some concerns for the film, the trailer was still really solid. The biggest concern is the idea that the split the shortest book in the series into two movies. In an effort stretch the dollars to make this a billion dollar event, they might be sacrificing quality. The issues that come with splitting a book like this are made clear in The Hobbit franchise, where they split one short book into three films, the last of which being the worst. The issue is that we get all this build up then the final film is just all payoff, but you forgot why the payoff matters!
Either way based solely on the trailer, this looks like a solid way to end the series. There is little doubt that this will be an unprecedented box office slam dunk that people will be talking about for quite some time.
So what do you guys out in Bro Nation think of the trailer? Are you excited for the final film in the Hunger Games franchise? Drop a comment and let’s start a discussion.